Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to a man - The Dalai Lama

They too, are created by the same loving hand of God which Created us...It is our duty to protect them and to promote their well-being.— Mother Teresa

So that a man hath no pre-eminence over a beast — Ecclesiastes 3:19

Life is life—whether in a cat, or dog or man - Sri Aurobindo

What is religion? Compassion for all things, which have life - Hitopadesa

There is not an animal on the earth, nor a flying creature on two wings, but they are people like unto you — The Holy Qur’an

Non-injury to living beings is the highest religion — Jain percept

A Robin Redbreast in a cage puts all Heaven in a Rage — William Blake

Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages - Thomas A. Edison

A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses — George Bernard Shaw

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened — Anatole France

Non-violence begins with the fork — Elizabeth Frians

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals - Immanual Kant

Objectives (Medium and Long Term):

  • A temporary home for squirrels and birds
  • Shelter for injured and orphaned animals with medical care
  • Ambulance service
  • Build pressure groups for animal rights and animal welfare legislation
  • Publish newsletters and booklets on animal welfare for distribution in schools and colleges

Current Activities:

  • Animal rescue and rehabilitation
  • Treatment of injured animals
  • Awareness campaigns among people, youth and children in particular, about kindness to animals
  • Awareness campaigns in rural areas against animal sacrifice and contests involving cruelty to animals
  • Animal adoptions and re-homing
  • Building public opinion and pressure groups against cruelty to animals
  • Building a network of like minded individuals and organizations with a similar vision and mission
  • Campaigns against vivisection and animal experimentation

Achievements:

  • Rescue and care of dozens of baby squirrels till they were fit enough to be set free in the wild (Chennai)

  • Rescue of birds (Parrots, Mynahs, Owls etc), treatment of injuries and release into the wild (Chennai, Hyderabad)

  • Campaign against capture of wildlife (Karnataka, Hampi, Bellary District) This included inculcating as attitude of harmonious co-existence with crocodiles in the Tungabhadra river. (we thank the Hon. Wildlife Warden who is also part of the Child of Nature family, for his pro-active role)

  • Reporting captive wildlife to SPCA by members across the country

  • Putting an end to ruthless killing of snakes, iguanas and other animals while expanding the ‘concrete jungle’ of the cities into rural fringes. (Chennai, Hyderabad, Kerala). This included awareness campaigns among offices and residences in wooded areas with natural flora and fauna (A few of our members in Hyderabad have issued official instructions to the effect that no wildlife must be harmed on their campuses. We are grateful to these senior officials for their committed gesture towards our kindered in nature.

  • Speaking to groups of children in the local parks and playgrounds etc. (Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad)

  • Circulating contact details of organizations and forums in the areas of animal welfare via internet

  • Letters and e-mails sent to NBC USA against TV features that show inhumane acts of cruelty and torture towards animals. Copies were sent to Anima Welfare Board, PETA (USA) and Newspapers in the USA for their immediate intervention.

  • E-mail campaigns to prevent cruelty to animals in association with global NGOs in relevant areas.

  • E-mail campaign for inclusion of Animal Rights in the UN.

© Child of Nature, 2006